Democracy House presented a new issue of “U at Glance”

On August 20, 2019 Democracy House presented a new issue of U at Glance analytical paper at the Norwegian Embassy in Ukraine. Experts of Democracy House analyzed inter-oligarchic struggle in Ukraine in a new political season, large-scale human rights violations in the occupied Crimea, Ukraine’s economic forecast in the second half of 2019 and bilateral trade between Ukraine Read more about Democracy House presented a new issue of “U at Glance”[…]

The results of the parliamentary elections held on July 21, 2019

Key points and trends: Parliamentary elections were held democratically, freely and openly. Ukraine once again succeeded in passing test on democracy. Only few majoritarian electoral districts were detected involving dirty technologies, clones, illegal agitation and single cases of bribing voters. The turnout was only 49.8% (as experts of Democracy House predicted), which is the smallest Read more about The results of the parliamentary elections held on July 21, 2019[…]

Launch of electricity market in Ukraine: opportunities and risks

   Starting from July 1, 2019, electricity market started to operate in Ukraine – electricity prices began to be determined on a market basis. However, today market participants and experts have different opinions about the readiness of the energy system. Similarly, the various implications of the launch of the market for consumers are also different. Read more about Launch of electricity market in Ukraine: opportunities and risks[…]

Democracy House presented an issue of “U at Glance”

On July 16, 2019 Democracy House presented a fresh issue of “U at Glance” analytical paper at the Austrian Embassy in Ukraine. Experts of Democracy House discussed possible outcomes of the parliamentary election, positions of key political forces on issues of war and peace, and the launch of electricity market in Ukraine. The presentation of Read more about Democracy House presented an issue of “U at Glance”[…]

Question of war and peace in the 2019 early parliamentary election

  33% of Ukrainian population are personally concerned about warfare in Donbas. The question of war and peace will to a large extend determine electoral moods of Ukrainian military servicemen, internally displaced persons (IDPs), residents of eastern regions and ideological voters. “Opposition Platform-For Life” will receive electoral support of citizens who are in favour of Read more about Question of war and peace in the 2019 early parliamentary election[…]

Parliamentary elections in Ukraine: forecast and political perspectives of key political players

The latest sociological polls show that five political parties will enter the Parliament, namely, “Sluha Narodu”, “Opposition Platform-For life”, “European Solidarity”, “Batkivshchyna” and “Holos”. This dynamic is unlikely to change by the end of elections. If Ihor Smeshko’s party passes to the Parliament by surprise, it still will not have a strong impact on the Read more about Parliamentary elections in Ukraine: forecast and political perspectives of key political players[…]

Democracy House presented a new issue of U at Glance analytical paper

On June 25, 2019 Democracy House presented a new issue of U at Glance analytical paper at the Estonian Embassy in Ukraine. The presentation of the monthly analytical publication was attended by members of the diplomatic corps, including Heads and Deputy Heads of Missions, and representatives of international organizations. Experts of Democracy House analyzed a Read more about Democracy House presented a new issue of U at Glance analytical paper[…]

First steps of Volodymyr Zelenskyi: analysis of risks and opportunities for the development of the political situation

Inauguration of Volodymyr Zelenskyi took place on May 20. Now, the newly elected President officially began to fulfil his duties. The key tasks of the new President should include personnel decisions, adoption of first state decisions, dialogue with the Parliament and development of parameters for cooperation with oligarchs. Personnel policy of Volodymyr Zelenskyi There are Read more about First steps of Volodymyr Zelenskyi: analysis of risks and opportunities for the development of the political situation[…]

Democracy House team presented a new issue of U at Glance.

We had a very interesting discussion about future policies of President Volodymyr Zelenskyi. We analysed Ukraine’s future foreign policy, potential opportunities and risks under the new President, including cooperation with the IMF. Special attention was paid to Zelenskyi’s first steps in personnel policy. In addition, we modelled new president’s intaraction with the Government and Parliament. Read more about Democracy House team presented a new issue of U at Glance.[…]

Monetization of subsidies: political bribe or reform?

  At the beginning of 2019, the Government decided to introduce a cash form of monetization of privileges on the eve of the elections. This innovation caused sharp controversy. Some experts believe that the introduction of cash monetization just before the election has signs of political bribery. The other part believes that this political decision Read more about Monetization of subsidies: political bribe or reform?[…]

Donbas issue in the Ukrainian presidential campaign

The conflict in Donbas is among major problems facing Ukrainian society and priority issues of the 2019 Ukrainian presidential election. Various presidential candidates pay different attention to the Donbas issue. Nevertheless, an analysis of election programs of the main presidential candidates demonstrates that popular peace proposals include the negotiations in the Budapest format, the UN Read more about Donbas issue in the Ukrainian presidential campaign[…]